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Industry Insights: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Design
Explore how designers are working beyond the traditional boundaries of design as a discipline. Whether re-designing genes, voting systems or home technologies, today’s designers need to be able to adapt to new subject areas and work in environments beyond the studio. What does it mean to be a designer today, and what are the skills needed to design in these contexts?
Over the course of the session, there will be interactive talks from a range of practitioners across design and other sectors. They will share insights and recent projects, with practical tools and techniques for designing across disciplinary boundaries. Participants will also have an opportunity to visit the Design Museum’s current exhibition, Home Futures, during the day.
Industry Insights is a talks series for university students which encourages knowledge sharing and networking. This event is delivered in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover.
Amy Frascella, Chief Designer leads the Land Rover Colour & Materials Design team reporting directly to Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer. This team works on programmes that span from concept to production as well as special vehicle projects and bespoke and personalisation projects.
Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer, change-maker, and TED speaker working at the intersection of creative and biotechnology industries. She is Founder and Director of Faber Futures, a London-based biodesign lab that is catalysing the alignment of DNA-scale engineering with the methods and principles of critical design thinking for the circular economy.
Cat Drew is Project Director at UsCreates. A hybrid policymaker and designer, Cat Drew previously spent 12 years in government, working in strategic posts in the Home Office, Cabinet office and No.10, as well as a stint in a Think Tank.
Mike Thompson is a designer, researcher, and educator, drawn to the dark corners of bio-technological research. Co-founder of experimental, art / design research collective Thought Collider, he is also known as one-half of the design duo building the worlds first floating island of fat – the Fatberg – in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ticket includes entry to ‘Home Futures’ exhibition.